If you’ve been thinking about aging in place, you’ve been thinking about your home and how it will accommodate you as you age. Aging in place is the ability to live in your home and community safely and independently, as you age. Homes that are designed for aging in place have specific features and attributes that make the transition to senior living easy and relatively seamless.

As homeowners are paring down after the kids have moved out, they focus on the later years. Does that mean a move to an assisted living facility? One that might include nursing home capabilities, or does that mean living an independent life in a home that has been designed for that purpose. Homes, like the two villas described here, have features that make living in a home as a senior, much easier.

Features can include single level living, no basement, if there is an upstairs there could be a lift installed. Door openings are sometimes wider to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers that might be used in the later years. Other amenities can include the community and ease of access to dining, shopping, etc. Both of these villas in Lake Elmo and Hugo, are perfect for those who are looking for an association maintained home (no snow shoveling, or grass mowing) and aging in place.

The Villas at the Royal Club

1783 Annika Avenue

Lake Elmo, MN


This stunning home has it all and then some. If you enjoy entertaining, you’ll love this beautiful home located in the sought after community at The Royal Club of Lake Elmo, MN.

You’ll greet your guests from the covered front porch and welcome them into the foyer complete with large coat closet. From the foyer you’ll enter the kitchen and great room area that has been conveniently open making it a perfect place for book club gatherings, football watching parties or hosting a family meal over the holidays. The great room and dining area are spacious and filled with natural sunlight from the abundant windows. If you need even more light you can take the party out to the screened porch.

The great room features a fireplace and built in entertainment area. Perfect for cool winter nights.

Through the hallway you’ll access the master suite. The master bedroom is spacious, also with abundant natural light. The master bath is spa-like with no threshold walk-in shower and separate soaking tub. The private toilet area is an added feature. Through the bathroom you’ll access the master walk-in closet with ample storage and organization. Laundry is located through the master closet with additional storage and access to the kitchen pantry. The powder room is off this area. Back to the foyer to access the large three car garage.

The tour doesn’t end there. Head upstairs to the loft where you’ll find space for visiting children or grandchildren. The loft is a well-designed 612 square feet of comfortable living. The flex space upstairs can be used as an office, crafting area, or sitting area. The second bedroom includes a large walk-in closet and private bathroom with walk-in shower.

If you’re thinking about aging in place in the Twin Cities, the Villas at The Royal Club are sure to please.

About the Villas at The Royal Club

Luxury Villas (Association maintained Town Homes) located on the breathtaking Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo. Pratt Homes is building 18 Custom Executive Villas with the highest level of quality and craftsmanship that you have come to expect from Pratt Homes. Phase 2 has begun!

For more information about this lovely villa, please contact Craig Lewis at 651-503-5835.

The Villas at Fable Hill

4733 Fable Road North

Hugo, MN


This stunning home features our newest floor plan and includes all you could want in single level living. This detached, on grade home features an open floor plan and is perfect for entertaining. Enter this home from the main entry or by way of the three car garage. From the foyer you’ll have easy access to the front office – a perfect place to work from home or keep track of all that goes on in the home. Through the foyer you’ll find yourself in the kitchen and great room space. The kitchen is well designed with large working island and plenty of storage. The great room features a beautiful gas fireplace and lovely built-ins. There’s plenty of natural light from the large windows, and back porch.

Down the main hallway to the guest bedroom and master bedroom suite. The guest bedroom is spacious and features a large closet – perfect for visiting grandchildren or out of town guests. The master bedroom features plenty of space to relax and unwind. The master bath includes a no threshold walk-in shower, separate soaking bath and private toilet area. The linen closet and vanities provide additional storage opportunities. The walk-in closet is 10X9 with access to the laundry room and through to the mudroom and garage.

About The Villas at Fable Hill

The Villas at Fable Hill. This community includes 26 detached villas in a professionally managed environment for a carefree lifestyle. Our new model is completed at 4733 Fable Road North. Stop by to tour this stunning home!

About Hugo, MN

Hugo is growing city with a small-town feel situated in northern Washington County, northeast of St. Paul. Green space and retail opportunities all have room to expand in this friendly city. With its convenient access to I-35E and Hwy. 61, residents are close to all the necessities of life. Shopping, dining, health care facilities and recreation areas, like the Rice Creek-Chain County Regional Park, are all within minutes.

For more information about this beautiful villa in Hugo, MN, please call or text Cindy Johnson at 763-350-3752.